Vendee Globe - 1330 - 8/12/00

Mark Chisnell reports as Ellen MacArthur feels the icy chill of her first iceberg up close and personal - and the crashing and burning begins for Desjoyeaux and Thiercelin

Friday December 8th 2000, Author: Mark Chisnell, Location: United Kingdom
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Rankings (0700 GMT except where stated, Friday 8/12, with Distances to Finish from Race Office)

1 Aquitaine Innovations (Parlier) 51S 22.3E 16617 nm
2 PRB (Desjoyeaux) 47.2S 20.3E +104 nm
3 SILL Matines La Potagère (Jourdain) (at 1100 GMT) 49.3S 20.6E +111 nm
4 Sodebo (Coville) (at 11:00 GMT) 48.3S 14E +383 nm
5 Kingfisher (MacArthur) 49.2S 12.3E +383 nm
6 Active Wear (Thiercelin) (at 11:00 GMT) 46S 14E +425 nm
7 Solidaires (Dubois) 49S 11.2E +442 nm
8 EBP EspritPME Gartmore (Hall) (at 06:00 GMT) 44.5S 8.4E +608 nm
9 Union Bancaire Privée (Wavre) 46.2S 8E +616 nm
10 Whirlpool (Chabaud) (at 10:00 GMT) 40.2S 11.4E +648 nm
11 Voila.fr (Gallay) 41.4 1.58E +959 nm
12 VM Matériaux (Carpentier) 40.23S 0.5E +1038 nm

Other British
19 Team Group 4 (Golding) (at 06:00 GMT) 29.3S 19.6W +2225 nm

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